The first match of IPL 2023 was played between Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans, in which Gujarat won by 5 wickets. In the last over of this match, Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was seen moaning due to knee pain while holding the ball during wicket keeping. MM Dhoni was struggling with his knee injury even before the start of the match. He was seen using strapping during practice.
In such a situation, whether Dhoni is out of the upcoming match or not, Chennai Super Kings head coach Stephen Fleming has given the answer. He said it was cramps. Stephen Fleming while speaking to the reporter said: “It was just a cramp for MS Dhoni in the 19th, no knee problem. He knows the limitations of him at this age, but he’s still a great captain. He will play the part of him with the bat. A legend and a very valuable player on the pitch.”
In the first match played against the defending champions Gujarat Titans, Chennai Super Kings had to face defeat by 5 wickets. In this match, CSK opener Ruturaj Gaikwad played a brilliant innings of 92 runs aided by 4 fours and 9 sixes. Although in his entries the team could not win.
Let us tell you that while batting first, Chennai Super Kings scored 178 runs for 7 wickets in 20 overs. Chasing runs, Gujarat Titans achieved the target in just 19.2 overs. For the team, opening batsman Shubman Gill scored 63 runs with a strike 175 off 36 balls. Gill hit 6 fours and 3 sixes in his innings.